Magazine names alum’s book one of year’s best

By Candice Navi Elisa Albert’s ’96 debut novel, “The Book of Dahlia,” was named the second best fiction book of 2008 in Entertainment Weekly’s December issue. “What begins as a darkly funny novel develops quickly into a genuine tragedy, though it’s unlike any you’ve read before,” Entertainment Weekly wrote. She has also written a collection […]

Alumna discusses new fiction book

By Shayna Freisleben Elisa Albert ’96 spoke of her adolescent years at Harvard-Westlake and the travails of a fiction writer last Friday while addressing the Chronicle staff. Albert, a former features editor of the Chronicle staff who joked about her column entitled “Phat Albert,” recently published her first novel “The Book of Dahlia.” She published […]